Containerizing Legacy Apps Yields Significant Benefits

There’s so much buzz around containers, container orchestration and the ecosystem surrounding containers. But in reality, few organizations are actually deploying containers in production in any real and lasting way.

6 Trends That Will Fuel IT Growth in the Next Five Years

While debate and current data may offer insights into future colocation growth or how much of the infrastructure market will be in public cloud, there is not a lot of discussion about how market dynamics, current IT trends and simple capacity management issues may impact that growth.

Before looking at the impact of six major IT trends that will fuel IT growth, let’s look at what we know about the cloud service provider (CSP) market.

Apcera Platform 3.0 is Here

The Apcera Platform 3.0 release is now available! We’ve bumped the major version number to reflect the significant changes in our platform and its architecture, some of which you’ll see in this release and more to come in our follow-up releases.

Black Hat 2017 Takeaways

I returned recently from attending the briefings at the Black Hat USA conference. Compliments and congratulations to the Black Hat team on an outstanding conference. The content was engaging and interesting - so much so, that it was challenging to schedule. Most time slots had at least two sessions of interest to me, and those I attended did not disappoint.

Deploying ASP.NET Core Applications on Apcera

Historically, most .NET applications have run on Windows. In fact, many people are still surprised to hear that some .NET applications can run on Linux. But that has actually been the case since 2004 when the open source project Mono 1.0 was released. Since 2014, .NET developers can also deploy some .NET applications to Linux using the .NET Core and ASP.NET Core frameworks. ASP.NET Core unites the previously separate ASP.NET MVC and Web API frameworks into a single programming model; it can run on both .NET Core and on the full .NET Framework.

Apcera Gives Back: Our Community Involvement

In the last couple of months, Apcera has launched initiatives to assess and take responsibility for our corporate footprint, including a greener office space and a focus social responsibility. As a team, we have volunteered with San Francisco organizations in the past and enjoyed working together to make a difference. After our last visit to Glide Memorial, many of my fellow Apcerians approached me with questions. “When can we volunteer next?” “What other organizations could we work with?” “Could we be doing more?”.

Deploying SAP Hybris on the Apcera Platform

As companies have started to gain interest and allocate dollars to the initiative of getting their applications out of (or mostly) their on-prem and collocated data centers, many have run into some challenges with their existing traditional applications. Sure, you can lift and shift just about anything to the cloud nowadays, but how to do it in a way that aligns with current business objectives and that will be the most effective and efficient in terms of the application lifecycle and IT operations has left many IT organizations scrambling for answers.

Deploying the Sock Shop Microservices Demo on Apcera

One of the most popular microservices demo applications is Sock Shop which simulates an e-commerce website. The services are written in node.js, Java, and Go and interact with MySQL, MongoDB, and RabbitMQ. The demo can be used to demonstrate the deployment, testing, and monitoring of microservices and cloud native technologies.